Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem

Convening for Palestine

Delegate Feroze Mithibowala at the conference.

Delegate Feroze Mithiborwala at the conference.

December 8, 2014, Crescent-online

Beirut, Eva Bartlett:
As the Zionist state increasingly and openly reveals its criminal, apartheid nature, more and more citizens from around the world are waking up and standing in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for justice. Activists, academics, journalists, unions and ordinary people are confronting the lies of Zionist propaganda, rendering the Zionist narrative weak and its genocidal, colonial agenda opaque.

Rather than leaving the issues of justice, the return of Palestinian refugees, the release of Palestinian Political Prisoners from Zionist jails, the Palestinian just struggle for sovereignty, and ending the siege on the Palestinians of Gaza to institutions and governments, Palestinians and supporters take matters into their own hands, among other actions organizing conferences to share strategies and successes and build networks.

Over 80 delegates from around the world attended the Second “Global Convention of Solidarity With Palestine” in Beirut for two days of discussions (December 1-3), including delegates from Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Senegal, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, North America, Britain, Europe, Russia, Iran, among other nations. Notably, delegates from Gaza under siege and other areas of occupied Palestine were unable to make it to the conference due to the Zionist, and sadly the Egyptian, control of border crossings.

Special focus was put on the Zionists’ summer massacre of Gaza and on the ongoing assaults on Palestinians in al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the openly-admitted intent to Judaize Jerusalem and all of occupied Palestine.

“Two hundred thousand people came out to demonstrations to support Gaza. That’s even more than when Mandela was released,” said South African delegate Firoz Osman, of Media Review Network.
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this is how the olive harvest should be in Palestine

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Walking in rural Lebanon the other day I came across numerous families harvesting their olives in the same fashion you see in Palestine: tarp spread out, tree limbs shaken olives tumbling down, break for lunch in the shade of the olive tree, laughter, some singing….

But in Palestine, foreign colonists attack Palestinian harvesters…with the cover of the Zio army.

A simple, age-old act is rendered impossible or deadly.

for example:

As harvest season begins, Israeli settlers burn 100 Palestinian olive trees

Palestinian family attacked by settlers while harvesting olives

Israeli settlers beat young Palestinian woman picking olives

 

“Syria Lambasts Alliance for Terrorism” AND calls for justice for Palestine

[via Nizar Abboud youtube account]

 

**Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari has for years been speaking the truth of Syria’s fight against the zionist-nato-turkey-gulf terrorist coalition.

Note: Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, hence Syria, re-affirms “the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, and building an independent state from it’s whole territory with Jerusalem as its capital, the right of refugees to return to their lands, their homes (as per ’48 resolution 194). This is a NON NEGOTIABLE right, this is a right that will never disappear… Syria condemns the ‘israeli’ violence against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. This is a yet another new chapter in the overall plot, the overall aggression against the Palestinian people. ‘israel’s’ continuation of such acts of aggression has exacerbated tension in the region. They have reached an unprecedented level, one which will have very heavy consequences which of course will not be limited to the region alone.”

Dr. al-Jaafari noted the training camps for terrorists, who are sent across Syrian borders…violations of the Council… “the very same states which back terrorism in my country are also working to protect ‘israel’ …covering up its crimes…The United States has not just used the right of veto 61 times to protect ‘israel’ and to prolong its occupation of our territories which suffer under its occupation… no, the United States have even disregarded Security Council resolutions  in the past, to forge illegal alliances, targeting the sovereignty of a great many members states of this organization … illegitimate alliances forged by the united states and the united kingdom outside the confines of the council, have resulted in nothing more than violence, destruction, anarchy and terrorism throughout the world…”
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Einas Khalil, the five year old Palestinian girl run over & killed by Jewish colonist

Oct 20, 2014, Al Akhbar: Israeli settler runs over, kills 5-year-old Palestinian girl:

“A young Palestinian girl who was struck by an Israeli settler vehicle earlier Sunday has succumbed to her wounds, medics told Ma’an.

Einas Khalil, five, died after being hit by a car driven by an Israeli settler near the central West Bank town of Sinjil, medical sources at Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah said.

The girl and young Nilin Asfour were walking on the main road near the village when they were hit, and were taken to the hospital in Ramallah where their wounds were described as serious.

Einas passed away hours later.

On September 29, an Israeli settler ran over and injured 6-year-old young Palestinian girl Islam Basim al-Amour in al-Dairat area south of Hebron.
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Gaza, Ayn al-Arab (Kobane), Turkey’s dream–the BZ Syria

Sons of Malcolm: Dan Glazebrook Explains Ayn al-Arab (Kobane), Syria On Press TV

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Crescent International: Buffer zone as part of imperialists’ plan to attack Syria:

“The idea of a “buffer zone” on Syrian territory at the Syria-Turkish border first broached by President Recep Tayip Erdogan of Turey during his visit to the US last month has now been formally embraced by the US and Britain.

As with numerous other developments, the excuse this time is the Takfiri terrorists’ advances in the border town of Kobane. A predominantly Kurdish town, it has been under the control of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) headed by Saleh Muslim.

The PYD is a close ally of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Kurdish group that the Turkish state is at war with. The PYD’s power base is Rojava.

Since mid-July 2012, when the government in Damascus decided to withdraw its forces from the Kurdish majority areas of Syria, it led to the creation of three Kurdish cantons—Afrin, Kobane and Jazira.

While American B-1 bombers have been attacking takfiri positions in Kobane, Turkish troops and tanks near the town sit idly and merely watch American planes fly overhead.
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How was the West Bank affected during Israel war on Gaza? [VIDEO]

Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank have been in support of their fellow brothers and sisters in Gaza throughout the so-called “Operation Protective Edge”. This was demonstrated through their strings of pro-Gaza rallies since Israel began its assault on Gaza.

However, the western media continues to fail to recognize the collective oppression of Palestinians by Israel. This neglect was exemplified during the recent war on Gaza, in which the mainstream media neglected to report what was happening to the Palestinians in the West Bank who were also suffering under Israeli aggression.

A report released by the “Palestine Liberation Organization Negotiations Affairs Department” revealed that during the Gaza war period, in the West Bank 32 Palestinians were reportedly killed, 1,397 Palestinians injured and plans to move up to 6,000 new Israeli settlers were deviously devised.

On this edition of The Sun Will Rise, we discuss Israel’s multi-pronged systematic oppression of Palestinians and western media’s failure to report on it.”

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Gaza & Joint Struggles: “When a human being is given two choices, either surrender or fight, there is no choice between fighting and humiliation”

Al Akhbar: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah: The Resistance in Gaza is on quest for tangible victory:

“When a human being is given two choices, either surrender or fight, there is no choice between fighting and humiliation. The culture of the Resistance and the choice of the Resistance grew among the Palestinian people because they have no other option. They tried [with] the negotiations and they waited long enough for the regional and international situations to change. In relation to Egypt, a golden opportunity presented itself for Gaza and the whole Palestinian cause but it was soon lost. For the people living in Gaza, what choices do they have? Either resist or surrender to Israeli conditions or throw themselves in the sea or immigrate and join the refugee camps. I think after all these experiences, the Palestinians have no choice but the one they have chosen today. There is no choice here, in the sense that if a human being cares about his dignity, survival and existence, he resorts to this choice.

…Gaza’s problem is that it is caught between a problem of confidence with Israel on one hand – a fundamental and substantial problem – and between two axes on the other, the Qatari-Turkish axis and the Egyptian-Saudi-Emirati axis.

… First of all, Israel is an illegitimate entity and it is a threat to the region. It is a constant threat to the whole region. … All the strife, sensitivities, disputes and struggles should not eradicate the culture that says Israel is a cancer, an absolute evil and a danger to the peoples and governments of this region and to their dignity and holy sites. Therefore, the ultimate goal should be to remove it.”

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The victims of Gaza: A list of Palestinians killed in Israel’s ongoing assault:

“The Gaza health ministry has confirmed the deaths of at least 1,951 Palestinians in the besieged strip since Israel began its relentless assault on July 8. Among those killed, at least 467 were aged 18 or younger.
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